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New Kyoto Town House 2 in Japan by ALPHAVILLE architects

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Article source: ALPHAVILLE architects

The current wooden house system based on bearing wall calculation hardly fits in with the ‘eel’s bed’ or the elongated housing lots typical of Kyoto, an old capital of Japan. While the width of lots has been segmentalized  to provide minimal daylight, ventilation and access over a long period of time, the only option today of opening up the frontage is either steel structure or specialized wooden frame structure.

Image Courtesy © Kei Sugino

Image Courtesy © Kei Sugino

  • Architects: ALPHAVILLE architects
  • Project: New Kyoto Town House 2
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Kei Sugino
  • Building scale: 3 stories
  • Structure system: Wood
  • Structural engineer: Takashi Manda (Takashi Manda Structural Design)
  • Site area: 52.93 m2
  • Building area: 30.00.00 m2
  • Total floor area: 84.86 m2
  • Complete: 2014

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Kyoto University Hospital / Clinical Research Center for Medical Equipment Development in Japan by emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Article source: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

Second and third floor spaces of the Clinical Research Center for Medical Equipment Development (CRCMeD) at Kyoto University Hospital. These two floors, occupied by Canon Inc. and Kyoto University, will become the future site for projects developed in collaboration between people lending their expertise to research initiatives and a great number of supporters. The thoughts of each of these people working in various fields will come together in this space, bringing together a convergence of knowledge and skills that will create new possibilities. The design expresses the invisible “threads” that connect each of these different thoughts to one another, just like how threads are spun together to create a strong, supple fabric. Specifically, ito (Japanese for “thread”) is used as a motif that would bridge the second and third floors of this research center, designing a space that came together in a single, massive flow. Just like how new possibilities emerge out of encounters between people, a spectrum of different colors appear at the junctions between threads, creating chromatic combinations that resemble landscapes: field green, sky blue, light cherry pink, snow white, dusky orange, and white horizons.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners Inc.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners Inc.

 

  • Architects: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design
  • Project: Kyoto University Hospital/Clinical Research Center for Medical Equipment Development
  • Location: Shogoin-Kawaharacho 54, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, JAPAN
  • Photography: Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners Inc.
  • General Contractor:  ZYCC  inc. (2F) / Kansai repair inc. (3F)
  • Total floor area (design area): 386.883 m2(2F) / 713.678 m2(3F)
  • Completion:  2012. Mar. 15

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Uji House in Kyoto, Japan by ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Article source: ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

The project is the plan of land development has been subdivision of Uji.

Surroundings, is areas where reconstruction advances in molded land contiguous residential of about 30 years old.

Image Courtesy © ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Image Courtesy © ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

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The Corner house in Kitashirakawa, Kyoto by UME architects

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Article source: UME architects 

The site is located in Kitashirakawa, Kyoto adjacent to astream, the Higashiyama mountains with its ‘Daimonji’ of ‘Gozan-no-Okuribi’ (a summer event in Kyoto) and has distant views to Hieizanmountains. The site overlooks open-spaces bothacross the street where the local university has a botanical garden, and adjoining where achildren’s playgroundis situated. Together the two open spaces turn the site into a corner block.

Image Courtesy © Yasushi Ichikawa

Image Courtesy © Yasushi Ichikawa

  • Architects: UME architects
  • Project: The Corner house
  • Location: Kitashirakawa, Kyoto, JAPAN 
  • Photography: Yasushi Ichikawa
  • Architect in Charge: Satoru Umehara
  • Consultants: S3 Associates Inc.
  • Constructor: TEN Planning, pivoto(furniture)
  • Structure: Steel construction
  • Area: 120.0 sqm
  • Project year: 2015

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Apartment and Atelier in Arashiyama, Kyoto by UME architects

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Article source: UME architects

The project is a renovation of an existing maisonette apartment for an artist’s house and atelier in Kyoto.The project provides large private terraces at different levels, facilitating beautiful views to Atago mountains especially during ‘Torii’ of ‘Gozan-no-Okuribi’ (a spectacular summer event in Kyoto) and to Higashiyama mountains.

Image Courtesy © Yasushi Ichikawa

Image Courtesy © Yasushi Ichikawa

  • Architects: UME architects
  • Project: Apartment and Atelier
  • Location: Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Yasushi Ichikawa
  • Architect in Charge: Satoru Umehara
  • Programme: Maisonnette apartment renovation
  • Constructor: Arcc
  • Area: 85.0 sqm
  • Project year: 2013
  • Software used: vectorworks (mac)

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K8 in Kyoto, Japan by Florian Busch Architects

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Article source: Florian Busch Architects

Until some time ago, there were, we are told, 12 bars spread over three 2-storey houses on this 50 m2 plot on Kiyamachidori, adjacent to one of Kyoto’s most intricate network of night alleys, Pontocho, where a vibrant mixture of bars, brothels, inns, dwellings, shops have for centuries created an urban atmosphere of essential Kyoto nightlife. With an unobtrusive high-end restaurant next to a (visually less subtle) cheap yakitori, with a hidden gem of a ryokan at the end of the narrowest of side-alleys across an enigmatic place commanding courage to enter, any walk here leads to eventual surprises.

Image Courtesy © Nacasa+Partners

Image Courtesy © Nacasa+Partners

  • Architects: Florian Busch Architects
  • Project: K8 in Kyoto
  • Location: Kiyamachidori, Shijo-Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Nacasa+Partners
  • Project Team: FBA: Florian Busch, Sachiko Miyazaki, Suguru Takahashi, Akira Miyamoto, Antoine Vaxelaire, Renee Reder, Oliver Pershav, Katie Colford (intern), ShioriSageshima (intern), Anne-Marlene Rüede (intern), Kayo Nakamura (intern)
  • Structural engineering: OAK (Masato Araya, Tomonori Kawata)
  • Contractor: Mugishima Corp.
  • Gross floor area: 155.98 m²
  • Height: 16.7m

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PIECE HOSTEL SANJO in Kyoto, Japan by OHArchitecture

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Article source: OHArchitecture 

A hotel that unifies with its city. Piece Hostel Sanjo is not a newly-built building, but was born under renovation. This building used to be an ordinary Japanese-style inn, just as anyone would imagine what a traditional inn in Kyoto would look like.

Image Courtesy © Satoshi Shigeta

Image Courtesy © Satoshi Shigeta

  • Architects: OHArchitecture
  • Project: PIECE HOSTEL SANJO
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan 
  • Photography: Satoshi Shigeta, Toshiyuki Yano
  • Produce: TAT INC. Nobuyuki Tabata
  • Direction: HIGHSPOT DESIGN Tadashi kato, Yutaka Hirose
  • Designer: OHArchitecture Kosuke Okuda, Tatsuya Horii
  • Facility design: Shimazu Design Office Ltd Shimazu Mitsuhiro
  • Architecture: Reyou Co.,Ltd. Hiroki Nakamura Go Co.,Ltd. Hisakatsu Uno
  • Construction type: Interior Renewal
  • Function: Hostel
  • Total area: 1925.16㎡
  • Construction phase: Jan.2015〜Jul. 2015

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Eaves Around House in Kyoto, Japan by y+M design office

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Article source: y+M design office

The house is for a family of four, married couple and their children.

Their parents’ house is located on the north side of their ground. So we arranged their low-rise house on the south side. The arrangement provides an open space which ensures adequate insolation and ventilation against the parents’ house. The open space is also used for easy communication with the parents and it keeps good relation among them.

Image Courtesy © YoheiSasakura /sasa no kurasha

Image Courtesy © YoheiSasakura /sasa no kurasha

  • Architects: y+M design office
  • Project: Eaves Around House
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: YoheiSasakura /sasa no kurasha
  • Site Area: 203.31m2
  • Building Area: 84.45m2
  • Total Floor Area: 119.88m2

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YOC Japanese restaurant renovation in Kyoto, Japan by GENETO

Friday, June 19th, 2015
Article source: GENETO

The site is located in between Kyoto and Nara, and this area was prospered as post station before.

This Japanese-style restaurant was established in 1624 and used as hotel for traveller. Now it has been continued as a japanese-style restaurant.

Facade.(daytime), Image Courtesy © Yasutake Kondo

Facade.(daytime), Image Courtesy © Yasutake Kondo

  • Architects: GENETO (Koji Yamanaka, Yuji Yamanaka, Asako Yamashita, ShizukaYoshimatsu)
  • Project: YOC Japanese restaurant renovation
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Yasutake Kondo
  • Site area: 890m2
  • Building area: 429m2 (more…)

IZAMA in Kyoto, Japan by Yuko Nagayama & Associates

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Article source: Yuko Nagayama & Associates

Located on a center of Kyoto, along the historical street of Nakagyo-kuyou see a one storied Japanese restaurant “IZAMA” which is made of two parts, a cozy traditional warehouse and a large corner cut from a recently built hotel.

Image Courtesy © Yuko Nagayama & Associates

Image Courtesy © Yuko Nagayama & Associates

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